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  • IPL 2015: Open to playing any role in CSK, says Michael Hussey 10 hours 55 minutes ago

    Chennai: Michael Hussey is happy to be back at the Chennai Super Kings and the 39-year-old Australian is open to performing any role for the two-time IPL champions in the upcoming edition. "I have not really thought about it (his role) too much. I need to sit down and have a...
  • Sunil Narine will have to appear for another test: Jagmohan Dalmiya 11 hours 2 minutes ago

    Kolkata Knight Riders' ace spinner Sunil Narine might have been cleared by the ICC but the West Indian will still have to appear for another test for his suspected illegal bowling action in Chennai, BCCI president Jagmohan Dalmiya said Wednesday. "I've spoken to them (KKR management), he has to appear for...
  • IPL reaches out to fans through Fan Park initiative 13 hours 4 minutes ago

    Mumbai: As a part of the ongoing initiatives to bring in newer audience through IPL, especially families, BCCI will be investing in Fan parks across the country this season. In addition to the 12 venues hosting the matches this season, Pepsi IPL 2015 will be taken to 15 cities across India...
  • IPL opening ceremony to be held in Kolkata on April 7 13 hours 49 minutes ago

    Kolkata: The opening ceremony of the 2015 Indian Premier League (IPL) will be held at the Salt Lake Stadium here on April 7, a Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) statement said on Wednesday. The ceremony will start at 7.30 pm in the evening and will feature some of...
  • Mats Hummels rubbishes talk of deal with Manchester United 17 hours 22 minutes ago

    Berlin: Borussia Dortmund's Mats Hummels has shot down reports of a deal with Manchester United coach Louis van Gaal to join the Premier League club, saying they were invented. The Germany defender has long been a target for several top European clubs and he recently said he would like to play...
  • Arsenal awaiting decision on Chelsea keeper Petr Cech 18 hours 13 minutes ago

    London: English Premier League (EPL) side Arsenal are awaiting clarification regarding Petr Cech's future before making a move for the Chelsea goalkeeper. The Czech Republic international is set to leave Chelsea this summer, with the club now prepared to part with the keeper -- but only for 10 million pounds or...
  • Indian footballers should get best training facilities to improve: Robin Singh 18 hours 43 minutes ago

    Robin Singh is one of the regular starters for the Indian national team and serves as the strike partner for Sunil Chhetri in both club and national colours. Though Robin has never turned into a prolific striker but the forward at times has impressed with his physical presence in the...
  • Zaheer Khan all set to mentor Delhi Daredevils' bowlers: reports 21 hours 26 minutes ago

    With the possibility of him making an international comeback looks unlikely, Zaheer Khan is ready to step in the world of mentoring and coaching in the Indian Premier League (IPL) according to reports in Times of India. Zaheer was bought for four crore by Delhi Darevdevils this season after the...
  • Royal Wahingdoh beat East Bengal 1-0 in I-League Yesterday

    Shillong: A solitary strike from midfielder Godwin Franco in the 30th minute of the game, sealed a crucial 1-0 victory for hosts Royal Wahingdoh against East Bengal in an I-League football match here at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium on Tuesday. After the opening few minutes of the match where the home team...
  • Analytics makes cricket a sweeter experience, says Perfetti CIO Basant Chaturvedi Yesterday

    In India, World Cup fever might just be over, but not cricket fever. With the Indian Premier League (IPL) season just round the corner, cricket enthusiasts are up for some massive doses of cricketing excitement. And cricket fever doesn't spare anyone in India, including C-level executives. There's no denying the fact...
  • Yuvraj Singh, Zaheer Khan eye Indian team comeback via IPL Yesterday

    New Delhi: Hoping to make a comeback into the Indian cricket team with stellar showings in the IPL, new Delhi Daredevils recruits Yuvraj Singh and Zaheer Khan on Tuesday said they will make their stint with the franchise count to revive their international careers. Delhi bagged Yuvraj for a record fee...
  • Manchester United fans worst troublemakers Yesterday

    London: Manchester United fans were the worst troublemakers in the English Premier League (EPL), says a report from the British Transport Police (BTP). The report said Manchester fans sparked more trouble on trains than any other top-flight club. Over the past two seasons, they were involved in 37 of the total...
  • Kolkata Knight Riders might pull out of IPL 8: reports Yesterday

    The eighth edition of the Indian Premier League is still eight days away but the controversy has already hit the tournament. Defending champions Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) are set to get into a legal battle with the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) regarding the participation of their...
  • Azhar Mahmood, Johan Botha join Kolkata Knight Riders 2 days ago

    With the 2015 World Cup done and dusted, the cricket world now slowly shifts its focus to the eighth edition of Pepsi Indian Premier League, starting on April 8 with a clash between Kolkata Knight Riders, the defending champions, and Mumbai Indians at Eden Gardens. Venky Mysore, the chief executive officer...
  • Ricky Ponting starts new innings as Mumbai Indians coach 2 days ago

    Mumbai: Former Australia captain Ricky Ponting on Monday began his new innings as the head coach of the Mumbai Indians who commenced their training at the Wankhede Stadium ahead of the Indian Premier League season 8, scheduled to start on April 8. Ponting, who led his country to World Cup glory...
  • No time to rest for Australia's World Cup stars 2 days ago

    Melbourne: Australia's cricketers might be celebrating their World Cup triumph, but they have very little time for recuperation after a gruelling 44-day tournament as a bulk of the stars head to India in less than a weeks time to participate in the Indian Premier League (IPL). The cash-rich tournament starts in...
  • Manchester United's Chris Smalling hails Louis van Gaal impact 3 days ago

    London: Manchester United defender Chris Smalling hailed manager Louis van Gaal as the reason behind his upturn in form and believes he is now playing the best football of his career. Smalling has struggled for consistency since joining United from Fulham in 2010 but the 25-year-old has flourished under Van Gaal...
  • I-League: Injury-hit Salgaocar to face Bengaluru FC 4 days ago

    Margao: Injury-hit Salgaocar SC will have a tough time when they face defending champions Bengaluru FC in their penultimate round of the first leg of the Hero I-League on Sunday. Salgaocar, who lacked finishing, were expecting that their injured players like Darryl Duffy and Saran Singh would be fit during the...
  • Mohun Bagan extend I-league supremacy with 1-0 win over East Bengal 4 days ago

    Kolkata: Mohun Bagan defeated traditional rivals East Bengal 1-0 in an I-league football match at the Salt Lake stadium here on Sunday. Indian striker Balwant Singh scored the goal for the winning side. The win extended Mohun Bagan's undefeated streak in the competition to nine matches and consolidated their supremacy atop the...
  • Pune FC take on Royal Wahingdoh in I-League 4 days ago

    Shillong: Pune FC will look to maintain their 100 percent record against Royal Wahingdoh when they face the north-east side in an I-League Round 13 encounter at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium here on Sunday. Playing their second away game in a row, third-placed Pune FC (16 points) will also be eager...
  • Hull City fined for failing to control players 5 days ago

    London: Hull City have been fined 30,000 pounds ($44,700) for failing to control their players during a 1-1 draw against Leicester City this month, the English FA said on Friday. The fine relates to an incident in the 68th minute when Hull players surrounded referee Jonathan Moss after defender Alex Bruce...
  • Stoke manager Mark Hughes agrees contract extension 5 days ago

    Stoke City manager Mark Hughes has agreed a new contract until 2018 and predicted a bright future for the club after confounding the gloomy predictions that were made when he took over two years ago. Hughes joined Stoke in May 2013, replacing fellow Welshman Tony Pulis who had turned the club...
  • I-League: Dempo FC draw against Bharat FC 5 days ago

    Margao: Dempo FC and Bharat FC played out a goalless draw to split points in a I-League match played at Nehru Stadium on Friday. With today's draw, Dempo have nine points from 10 matches while Bharat FC have 10 points from nine matches. Dempo FC looked the better of the two...
  • I-League: Unbeaten Mohun Bagan take on struggling East Bengal in Kolkata derby 5 days ago

    Kolkata: Unbeaten Mohun Bagan will be bolstered by the return of ace forward Sony Norde when they take on a struggling East Bengal in a high voltage I-League derby at the Vivekananda Yuva Bharati Krirangan here tomorrow. Having served a one-match suspension, the Haitian striker will be back to assist Katsumi...
  • Chelsea captain John Terry signs for another season 6 days ago

    London: Chelsea captain John Terry has extended his contract for another season. The 34-year-old defender has been one of the team's key players as Chelsea have established a six-point lead at the top of the Premier League. Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho says "this new contract is not to say, 'Thank you very...
  • Dempo play Bharat FC tomorrow, look to bounce back in I-League 6 days ago

    Margao: Injury-ravaged Dempo FC would look to bounce back after defeats when they face new entrant Bharat FC in the Hero I-League at Nehru Stadium here tomorrow. After their impressive performance in the Federation Cup, Dempo FC are struggling in the on going I-League as they have collected just two points...
  • English Premier League clubs profitable again after 15 years 6 days ago

    London: English Premier League clubs are collectively in profit for the first time in 15 years thanks to surging television cash and a slowing of wage growth. Accountancy firm Deloitte reported that the 20 teams in 2013-14 generated a combined pre-tax profit of 190 million pounds (now $283 million) after losses...
  • Petr Cech wants to leave Chelsea 6 days ago

    London: Goalkeeper Petr Cech has said he wants to leave Premier league club Chelsea in the summer because he does not want to be second choice to Thibaut Courtois for another season. The 32-year-old, who has been with the Blues since 2004, was unsatisfied with his status for having made only...
  • Chelsea fans to contest banning orders for Paris incident 6 days ago

    London: Five Chelsea fans will contest the implementation of football banning orders for their suspected involvement in an incident where a black man was blocked from boarding a subway train in Paris. The fans attended a magistrates' court in London on Wednesday for a preliminary hearing after being served with summons...
  • Southampton keeper Fraser Forster out for season after surgery 6 days ago

    London: Southampton and England goalkeeper Fraser Forster has been ruled out for the rest of the season after undergoing surgery on a knee injury. "A scan on Monday showed the goalkeeper had suffered damage to his left patellar tendon with the injury and resultant surgery ruling him out for the remainder...